SOBC Challenge Games Opening Ceremony

Held on April 29, 2021

Huge thanks to all the talented and inspiring individuals who spoke in the Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics BC Provincial Challenge Games, and to everyone who watched, connected, cheered, and danced from home during the show!

If you missed the live broadcast, or want to enjoy the show all over again, please find the full show and individual segments below! (If you would like to turn on captions, please click the "CC" icon in the bottom-right corner of the YouTube players.)

Full show hosted by legendary broadcaster and friend of Special Olympics Bernie Pascall

Games Opening by B.C. Premier John Horgan and Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, & Sport Melanie Mark

O Canada by SOBC – Abbotsford athlete Kimberly Bloom

Torch relay by athletes from all 8 Regions and cauldron lighting

Remarks by SOBC Chairman Ted Hirst with highlights from the past year

Challenge Games Honorary Head Coach Rick Campbell, BC Lions Head Coach and Co-General Manager

Special Olympics Athlete and Coach Oaths by Zack Robinson and Misty Pagliaro

Inspiration from Athlete Input Council members Vincent Li and Ashley Adie

Dancing with DJ Sir Mike-A-Lot, SOBC – Victoria athlete Michael Langridge

Click here for the DJ set

*Michael shared a fabulous longer playlist that you can use as a dance workout for a Challenge Games activity! Find it here

SOBC Challenge Games homepage